An inquisitive young girl questions her grandmother about the science behind the colors of the sun and moon. With a forward by Spencer Christian, Colors of the Sun and Moon is the second book from the new multicultural, multilingual children's press, SundanceKid Press. The first in a series of English/Spanish STEM books featuring an inquisitive young girl and her grandmother, Colors' bright illustrations engage children and illuminate the science of the horizon with vibrant colors. The mission of SundanceKid Press is to promote cultural, ethnic/racial and linguistic diversity in children's literature. Each page includes the English text along with the Spanish translation. A free audio recording is available on the SundanceKid Press website.
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Gabriela is a curious girl who always asks her Abuela (Grandmother) many questions. Abuela always seems to know the answers. Today, Gabriela asks her about the changing colors of the sun and the moon. Of course Abuela has all the answers. The story's text is presented in both English and Spanish, providing young readers with an opportunity to learn to read the story in both languages. Other educational opportunities include teaching your child the different colors, as well as the science behind the changing colors of the sun and the moon. The illustrations by Amy Caringella are full of color and texture. The sequence of images showing the sunset and moonrise is particularly lovely. While the text is interesting, it ends abruptly, leaving the reader hoping for at least one more page. At some points in the text, Spanish is mixed in with English, which may lead to confusion. For example, Gabriela's grandmother is sometimes referred to as "Grandmother" and sometimes as "Abuela". This book could be improved by providing a summary of the facts learned in the story, as well as a list of some of the words (e.g., the colors) and their Spanish translations. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post (30 November): https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2016/11/colors-of-the-sun-and-moon-by-talia-aikens-nunez.html